Arts & Culture

Critic’s Picks: Fulcrum photography, Riverdance in Seattle, TMP does ‘Alice’ and Dukesbay Theater does Tennessee Williams

Deanna Martinez as the Queen of Hearts in Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s “Alice in Wonderland.”
Deanna Martinez as the Queen of Hearts in Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s “Alice in Wonderland.” Courtesy

Fulcrum photography

New photography work in “Here Now Forever” by Scott Nelson at Fulcrum Gallery “offers us an omniscient view of existence, unfettered by the limiting perceptions of our physical being,” according to the press release. Watch for the artist’s talk Nov. 19. Open noon-6 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. Free. 1308 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma. 253-250-0520,

Riverdance turns 20 in Seattle

It’s hard to believe that the Irish dance and music sensation Riverdance is now 20 years old, but the show celebrates its anniversary with a world tour including 60 American cities. It’ll be at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre this weekend: 8 p.m. Friday (Oct. 30), 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. From $35. Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 877-STG-4TIX,,

‘Alice’ at Tacoma Musical Playhouse

Meanwhile, “Alice in Wonderland” (the book) turns 150 this November, and Tacoma Musical Playhouse celebrates with a run of the musical for its Family Theater series, with a cast of wacky characters directed by Lexi Barnett. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday (Oct. 30) and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $15 adult; $13 senior, student and military; and$12 ages 12 and younger. TMP, 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. 253-565-6867,

Tennessee Williams at Dukesbay Theater

Dukesbay Theater presents the rarely-seen “Night of the Iguana” by Tennessee Williams. Set in 1940s Mexico, it’s the tale of an ex-minister tour guide and a down-on-her-luck artist who meet by chance at the Costa Verde Hotel. The production, directed by Randy Clark, features a multi-racial cast in a new interpretation. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays Friday (Oct. 30)-Nov. 15, and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12. Pay what you can Saturday. $15. Dukesbay Theater, Merlino Building, 508 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. 253-350-7680,,

Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568